Win a Trip to Rhode’s Motor Lodge in Boone!

Enter for a chance to get a free two-night stay at this hip new boutique hotel in the mountains of North Carolina, plus coffee!
by Addie Ladner | photography by Taylor McDonald

WALTER has partnered with the newly redesigned Rhode’s Motor Lodge in Boone, NC to give one lucky winner a two-night stay at the hip Mid-century modern boutique hotel, plus a trip to the nearby favorite Hatchet Coffee Roasters.

Brought to you by the team who created The Longleaf Hotel & Lounge in Raleigh, the vibe of the Rhode’s Motor Lodge is inspired by road trips along the Blue Ridge Parkway and cozy nights camping in the wilderness — just with all the amenities of a thoughtfully executed hotel.

At the Rhodes Motor Lodge, you’ll find 54 rooms outfitted with different configurations of king beds, double queens, daybeds and adjoining rooms to accommodate guests of all stripes, from family adventurers to rambling couples to solo road warriors. Locally commissioned art, soft flannel blankets and blonde-wood furniture create a feel that is distinctly Western North Carolina.

At Rhode’s Motor Lodge, opt to spend your entire stay in the comforts of this High Country oasis or used the hotel as the base for mountain exploration. While there, enjoy the hotel’s restaurant, Canteen, for breakfast and dinner. The eatery offers modern casual fare that nods to Appalachian ingredients and classic dishes.

Savor dishes like a smoked trout and cream cheese bagel sandwich, Smoky Mountain gouda grits or seasonal overnight oats for breakfast while sipping Boone-based Hatchet Coffee Roasters coffee. For supper choose from a selection of appetizers, salads, hearty sandwiches and fry bread tacos such as the Wagyu steak sandwich, Appalachian fry bread brisket tacos and southern pulled pork. Or opt to grab a drink from the bar and play a round of pool before you cozy up at one of the outdoor fire pits.

This contest was originally published on January 17, 2024 on in partnership with Rhode’s Motor Lodge.